March, 2020

Prevention is the best defense!!! 🤢

What is our office doing to help protect our patients and our team from getting sick?

As a practice who serve children, we already follow the strictest standards of infection control and utilize universal precautions with every patient. As an added precaution, we’ve expanded our office cleaning protocol and are wiping contact surfaces like doorknobs, toys hourly and in between patients/families. 

Please keep in mind that we treat kids through the course of our day and there is regular traffic in and out of our doors all day long. When you come into the office, wash your hands in the bathroom, or use the hand sanitizers at the front desk. We ask that if you or your children are sick, please exercise caution and reschedule their appointments. Please reschedule if your child has any symptoms of respiratory illness such as a cough, fever, sneezing, or shortness of breath. We can discuss options with you if your child has a dental emergency or is in pain.

Please call or email us if you have any questions at all. We are always happy to speak to you.

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February, 2020

Happy Valentines!!! 💖

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What are some mouth healthy snacks?

When I discuss with parents about what type of food that are healthy for their child to eat, I generally say try to stick with more natural food and less process food. Process food is not only not good for our teeth but also not good for our body.  Below is a caries balance sheet that shows factors that weaken your teeth and factors that protect your teeth. Hopefully you will find the chart helpful.

 

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January, 2020

Happy New Year!

Proper brushing technique is to:

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  • Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
  • Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.

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Proper flossing: removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gumline and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.

To receive maximum benefits from flossing, use the following proper technique:

  • Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with
  • Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue
  • Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth
  • To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teethImage result for flossing technique colgate
  • For kids a flosser might be easier to use:

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October, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Here are some pumpkin patches around town that you kids will enjoy!

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Western Railway Museum

5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City

Open Saturday and Sunday October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 from 9:30 am to 5pm

At the Pumpkin Patch, you can purchase your pumpkins, as well as snacks, drinks and other homemade specialties. There are plenty of activities at the pumpkin patch such as tractor rides, field maze, pumpkin chucking, petting zoo, pony rides and the giant hay bale fortress! All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local community and youth activities each year.

Cool Patch Pumpkins

6150 Dixon Avenue West, Dixon

Open daily through Oct 31st, 9am – 8pm

Cool Patch Pumpkins is home to the World’s Largest Corn Maze, Every year the maze is completely unique, this year featuring our very own logo and a special tribute to our local First Responders! Thank you for your service!  Don’t worry about the intimidation factor of their massive maze, Cool Patch has “maze escorts” that can guide you out when you get lost! Little ones will enjoy the Kid Zone, Kiddie Corn Maze, and jumping into the Corn Kernel Bath. Visitors of all ages will love the pumpkin cannon, hayrides, shaded picnic areas, music, food, and special events. There is no admission charge for the pumpkin patch, tickets to the corn maze are $15 for adults, and kids under 5 are free. Kid Zone tickets are $1.

Silveyville Pumpkin & Christmas Tree Farm

6248 Silveyville Rd, Dixon

Open daily Oct 4 through 31st 10am – 6pm

Silveyville has been a local favorite for years, and each year there are brand new attractions to keep experiences fresh and memorable. If you have itty-bitty kiddies, Silveyville is a fantastic choice! In addition to a huge pumpkin patch featuring 18 varieties of pumpkins, they have a large duck pond, sheep, chickens, goats, and a pony that you can visit with. The kids will love the addition of a walking path to allow everyone an up-close encounter with the farm animals, as well as an authentic tee-pee, pumpkin painting, straw pyramids, and bounce area! You can also test your racing skills with the Bouncing Horses race track, or take an ATV train ride touring the 15-acre farm.

Larry’s Produce

4606 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield

Open daily 9am – 5pm

If you are looking for the biggest selection and most variety, head out to Larry’s Produce in Fairfield. Over 50 varieties are available at the pumpkin patch, from the tiniest pumpkin to 1,000 lb. Atlantic Giants! There is also a play area for the kids and lots of cool old cars and trucks on display that are perfect for fall photo-ops, plus a corn maze.

Pumpkin Patch Festival 

Pumpkin Patch Festival at Western Railway Museum: Returning for its 14th year, this old time harvest festival includes rides on life-sized electric trains, a hay bale fort, hay rides, homemade baked goods, and lots of pumpkins for sale. Live music will be played by the Hipwaders and the Limber Jim Bartz Band on varied days.

The Pumpkin Patch Festival is on Saturdays and Sundays from October 15 to the 30th. Pumpkin Patch Trains operate from 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hipwaders perform on October 15, 16 and 22; The Limber Jim Bartz Band performs October 23, 29, and 30. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $9 for children ages 2 to 14. Admission includes unlimited train rides, museum admission, and use of the family picnic area. For more information, call (707) 374-2978.

 

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September, 2019

📚🏫   School has started! We hope that all the children have a good new school year. For this month, starting September 20, we will be giving out a book for every new patient.  We hope to continue this tradition for every month to follow. Dr. Mai’s children love to read and she wants to pass on the joy of reading to other children in her office. 

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April, 2019

Happy Easter!!!

Easter events for kids in and around Vacaville

Easter fun activities:

🥚APR 20, Sat 8:30-10:00am  Bunny Breakfast: Mc Bride Senior Center 91 Town Square Pl Vacaville, CA

🥚APR 20, Sat 10:00-1:00pm  Bunnies and Bonnets Family Fun Day: Andrews Park, 614 E Monte Vista Ave. Vacaville, CA

🥚APR 13, Sat 1:00-3:30pm  Underwater Egg Hunt in Vacaville: Walter Graham Aquatic Center 1100 Alamo Drive Vacaville, CA

🥚APR 11-20 Visit the Easter Bunny at Jelly Belly in Fairfield: Thurs-Sat: Jelly Belly Factor 1 Jelly Way, Fairfield, CA

🥚APR, 6, Sat 10:00am–2:00pm Chick Days With The Easter Bunny: Western Ranch and Pet Supply 103 Aegean Way Vacaville, CA

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March, 2019

March, 2019 Happy Earth Day!!!!🌍

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Things we try to do in our office to help preserve our earth.

We try our best to be more green:

  • Our give away bag is paper instead of plastic.
  • We send out emails and text reminders for 6 month visit instead of postcards.
  • We use digital xrays to reduce chemical and lead used.
  • We re-used our plastic bags for garbage bags
  • In the future: we are looking into getting toothbrushes that are biodegradable
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